By: TJ Starnes
Type 1 Diabetes
Type 1 diabetes typically occurs in children and young adults but can also can be seen in older adults.With type 1 diabetes the body makes very little or no insulin due to an overactive immune system. People with type 1 diabetes must take insulin every day.
Type 2 Diabetes
People with type 2 diabetes bodies prevent the insulin it makes from working right. Your body may make some insulin but not enough. Majority of the people with diabetes has type 2. Type 2 diabetes typically occurs in people who are overweight. This type of diabetes usually occurs in people who are older.
Treatments for Both
- Diabetes Type 1 is treated with insulin and dietary changes and exercise.
- Diabetes Type 2 is treated with with non-insulin medications, insulin, weight reduction, or dietary changes.
Complications of the Disease
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"Diabetes." Diabetes Complications - Mayo Clinic. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 Dec. 2016. <http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/diabetes/basics/complications/con-20033091>.
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